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Unformatted text preview: very well. Through a transfusion of blood between the younger mice and the older mice, they saw a great increase in muscle repair. The older mice’s stem cells located in the muscle tissue actually started to heal the muscle. These results suggest that the younger blood almost rejuvenates the older muscle stem cells and helps them repair muscle much better. This experiment could be a scientific breakthrough. It can be used as therapy for aging and aching muscle. For muscles about 30 to 80 years old this is great news since muscle loss associated with age impairs mobility and effects 25 % of senior citizens. Now, people who are older don’t have to go through the aching and the pain of doing things they used to do when they were younger. Works Cited: David Secko, Canadian Medical Association Journal.Vol.172, Iss. 7; pg. 869, March 2005....
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course BIO 158 taught by Professor 0'connor during the Spring '08 term at La Salle.
- Spring '08